Sky’s the limit for Shaun
AN average working day could see Shaun Steiner (19) sky-high in a boom lift fixing a light, or indoors installing wires and light fittings.
The third-year apprentice electrician, who currently works at Perth Airport with electrical contractor AB Tilbury, said the variety of electrical work sparked his interest.
“Ever since I was young I always tinkered with electrical stuff,” he said.
“I love the variety of work I get given; there’s all kinds of things you can do in the electrical industry.”
He has been preparing to represent WA in next week’s WorldSkills Australia National Competition after winning gold in the regional competition, nominated by his employer Electrical Group Training.
“Twice a week I go to the college for a couple of hours and practise all sorts of things, like bonding conduits and testing circuits,” he said.
In Perth for the first time since 1989, the 2014 WorldSkills Australia national competition will run from September 18-20. It will coincide with the annual Skills West Expo and 60 West Australians will compete in a range of trades.
Local competitors are heavy vehicle mechanic Jackson Beurteaux, of Carlisle, and electrical installer Trent O’Brien, of Manning.
Shaun Steiner loves the variety of work available in the electrical industry.